The most recent American Idol winner Just Sam showed off a bold new look as she posed topless on Instagram to celebrate National Nude Day. There was one thing super noticeable about her Instagram account though, it has been wiped clean of nearly all of the past American Idol content. The question here is what happened to cause Sam to delete these posts?
‘American Idol’ Winner Just Sam Posed Nude For National Nude Day
Sam sported a shorter hairstyle than the look she rocked on American Idol that judge Lionel Richie always complimented her on. She was barefaced and showing off her tattoos in this topless photo with the hashtag #nationalnudeday. This is one of seven posts that are now left on the New Yorker’s Instagram account that was once adorned with pictures and videos of her remarkable ‘Idol’ journey. The former subway performer stunned the judges with her incredible singing voice along with her emotional story about how she lives with her grandmother in what was one of the most beloved ‘Idol’ journies viewers have ever seen. She was never shy to post quirky or fun videos on her Instagram account during the competition.
The only posts that remain on her Instagram account now that are related to American Idol include a video clip from a FaceTime call with fellow contestant Kaygenyse. She captioned the video “I’ve met so many amazing people like @kaygenyse and if I had lost, having them as friends would’ve been a reward for me.” Another one of the seven posts features a photoset from preparing for the show remotely including one where the 21-year-old is posing with a monitor that has all the judge’s faces on it. She captioned the photo “If I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT too!”
The ‘Idol’ Star Signed A Record Deal After Her Win
Even though she has deleted pretty much all of the American Idol content from her Instagram account including her profile picture which is now blank, the singer still credits the show for giving her a start in the music industry. Soon after her win, she signed a deal with Hollywood Records/Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings. We know from the past that some ‘Idol’ winners do not actually do as well with their careers as other contestants that didn’t win.
As far as we know, Sam has not had a falling out with American Idol but rather, she is just starting fresh with her Instagram account as she starts this new journey under her label. Social media branding is a huge part of a person’s career especially after coming off such a high from a show like American Idol so we’re definitely on the lookout to see what Sam has up her sleeve in the future.